While we are without a priest please contact the church office on 01206 30 23 78 or brightlingseaparish@btconnect.com

General news

September News

The great news is that Jesus is risen from the dead!

STOP PRESS! We are pleased to announce that the Rev’d Caroline Beckett is to become our new Vicar. Caroline is a ‘local girl’ having been born in Alresford, the daughter of Ray and the late Christine Giles both life-long worshippers at Alresford church. Caroline’s first husband, was Rev’ Rhys Martin the son of Rev’d Glanville Martin and his wife Hazel, who live in Alresford. Caroline and Rhys had a girl Dani now aged 15 and a boy Tom now aged 13. Rhys sadly died at too young an age. Caroline, who is currently Curate at St Margaret’s Berechurch, has since married Michael Beckett who is manager of Colchester Food Bank.  Caroline’s installation as Vicar has been provisionally fixed for Tuesday 6th November but the time has yet to be decided. Caroline is noted for her love of and commitment to God and an ability to deliver rivetting sermons off the cuff without any notes. We look forward to her arrival and hope her stay with us will be a long one and bring many into the kingdom of Jesus. Do please pray for her, for Michael and the children.

London Community Gospel Choir Sat 13th Oct 7.30 St James

Yes! After the very successful Gospel Workshop on 28th July led by their conductor Rev’d Bazil Meade, we have a section of these internationally-renowned professional Gospel Singers and their supporting band coming to St James on Sat 13th Oct at 7.30! Tickets are available from Spirals (Victoria Place) or from Judith Gibbons on  07889 99 53 59. The tickets are £20 each (no concessions) and are nearly sold out. Not to be missed.

The Native  From now on you can once again read The Native! Click here:  Aug 2018 Native

(September edition will be posted shortly. It is available already in paper form from St James, Spirals, Spar and John Lucas)

If you wish to hire St James please contact Administrator Sue Wills at the Parish Office (in St James) on 01206 30 23 78 or email  her at brightlingseaparish@btconnect.com The rate of hire is £15.00 per hour

The ‘Holy Mowers’ meet on Thursday mornings 10.00-12.30 with a half-hour break for coffee. Come as often and for as long as you want. The churchyard looks as it has never looked before! Contact Sheila Crowe (pictured below) on 30 65 74. On Sat 17th Feb at 11.00 instead of working at All Saints we will be tidying up around St James for an hour or so. Please bring gardening gloves and a spade, fork and other gardening implements. You could come for coffee or breakfast (8.30 til 10.00) beforehand if you like!


Beacon of Hope

For the newsletter for August 2018 click here:-

Beacon update August 2018